Discounts for Maryland Officials and Academy Members on UMD Training: The Art of the Public – Private Deal

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy will conduct a new program entitled “The Art of the Public – Private Deal.”  Increasingly, in Maryland and around the country, governments are using public-private partnerships to build and maintain the country’s infrastructure and deliver needed services to the public. “The Art of the Public – Private Deal” is a series of programs from the University of Maryland designed to help participants better understand how to stretch scarce government resources by partnering with the private sector.  The three programs of “The Art of the Public – Private Deal” are:

  • Project Finance (October 17-18, 2013)
  • Optimizing the Return on Government Assets (November 14-15, 2013)
  • Pension Fund Portfolio Management (Dates TBD)

The programs are intended for officials from county and state government including finance directors, business development officers, general managers, policy makers and legislators.  The programs will include case studies that span a variety of projects and regions.  Instructors are investment banking practitioners and public officials with teaching experience, rather than professors or policymakers.  Attendees should have an acquaintance with economic, financial and accounting principles, but no advanced preparation is needed and no “heavy duty” math is required.

The programs will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.  Tuition is $1,200 per program but for Maryland officials there will be a steep reduction in cost for the first offerings: $1,200 per program for Maryland Officials, and $800 per program for any member of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance.   Participants can opt to attend one, two, or all three programs.  Members of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance will be allowed to receive Academy credit for participation. For more information, contact Elizabeth Hinson at and 301.405.6227 for further details.